Making the Cut

The Belleza photo contest (phase one) is over and 20 talented photographers made the cut. I did not.

But hey, that's OK. I have Chav now and I think he and I will have a long and happy relationship :D. But for any of you that are still in the running, hats are tipping.

And if any of those 20 folks are in my readership -- and I have to believe SOME must be -- please let us see what you submitted. Add a comment with a link to an online spot where your photo resides. Heavens! If you are a blogger, BLOG a post with your winning photo and add the link. Crow a little. It's OK.

Since there were evidently tons of folks that entered, I am guessing they are curious too.

And those of you who are up on the bleachers with me? Feel free to post a link to the photo that didn't get you a slot in the next phase of the competition. I bet you worked hard on that photo. Let's see it!

Anyone who wants to let us in on the next phase details (assuming it isn't a secret), please do.

Congrats to all!

Update: Tricky Boucher of Belleza wrote to let me know that once the second round is done, photos of the finalists will be posted.  That's all the intel I have at the moment :D.

Update April 25:  Photos of the next section of the competition are up here:

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    # by Nissa Nightfire - April 22, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    aww... this is a terrific picture! And I love Chav -- hope to see some more of him :)

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    # by Ran Garrigus - April 23, 2010 at 1:23 AM

    Great picture!

    I'm one who entered and did not make it. It was fun, however, and I got to practice some favorite techniques, and one or two new ones.

    The image I submitted is here.

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    # by Chic Aeon - April 23, 2010 at 6:44 AM

    Sure you'll see more of Chav Nissa :D.

    Thanks for posting Ran. I recognized your photo shoot spot and didn't know it was still around. Great bar nearby -- or their used to be.

    Hopefully we'll get to see the winners in the not too distant future.

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    # by Ran Garrigus - April 23, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Trilogy (on the Combeynot sim) very recently reopened. :) Love the rain and atmosphere of it, and there's some nice little boutiques.

    Looking forward to seeing the finalists. I found one or two finalists via Flickr, among them photographer Graphic Dix, whose portfolio of work on his site (and his contest image) are really something else.

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    # by Chic Aeon - April 23, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Thanks Ran for the tip on Trilogy. I think I tried getting there from a LM at one point and it was gone. Nice to know it is back. That work by Graphic Dix is indeed impressive.

    I guess I would just like to be able to follow along with the contest -- sort of like Dancing with the Stars. But we will see what wee see when we see it *wink*.

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    # by Chic Aeon - April 25, 2010 at 9:59 AM

    For any of you that actually get the comments feed, here is an update on the Belleza contest:

    Update April 25: Photos of the next section of the competition are up here: